Discrimination in the Music Industry
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The paper looks at the racism and discrimination that still appears to exist in the music industry in general and in the jazz and hip-hop world specifically. The paper gives examples of white musicians who have grown rich by performing African-American music without having the actual African-American artist involved in delivering it. The paper believes that society must give recognition to African-American musicians where it is due.
From the Paper:"One type of music, Jazz, has its roots in many different countries and cultures, however, the primary development of jazz occurred in the United States in the deep south within the African American culture. In the early days of jazz, there existed a "set of white Americans, who had identified jazz only with liberation from the social responsibilities of full citizenship" (Jones 188). "As a musical language of communication, jazz is the first indigenous American style to affect music in the rest of the World" (Morgan). Jazz music is prevalent in most major metropolitan cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City (Morgan)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Early, Gerald L. This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.
- Ford, Ryan. "Hip-Hop White Wash: The Impact of Eminem on Rap Music and Music Industry Economics." Socialism and Democracy 18.2 (2004): 127.
- Gerard, Charley. Jazz in Black and White: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Jazz Community. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1998.
- Gladney, Marvin J. "The Black Arts Movement and Hip-Hop." African American Review 29 (1995): 291+.
- Jones, Leroi. Blues People: Negro Music in White America. New York: William Morrow, 1963.
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